ABOUT THE FILM
Using recorded oral history, found footage, live interviews and videography shot on an iPhone, this short documentary by filmmaker Kathy Drasky tells the story of the rise, fall and reinvention of the American Dream in Detroit from the 1920s through today.
Drasky began making trips to Detroit as a photographer, like so many others, taking pictures of the "ruins" of this once-grand city. But she soon realized that the real story of Detroit was not its crumbled buildings, burned out houses, empty lots - or even its present-day revitalization efforts.
The real story was the people.
As Drasky looked further into her own family's connection to the Motor City, the voices of a handful of locals began to push her in an unexpected direction.
With original music by Detroit's own John Greasy - writer, rapper, composer & producer.
Uncle Frank's House: An American Dream was named Best Documentary at the July Festigious Los Angeles Film Festival. It will compete as a semi-finalist for Best Documentary of 2018 in December.
We are also an Official Selection in the Top Indie Film Awards competition, with screenings scheduled for January 2019.